George Wythe letter to John Norton, 1771 July 18

Title

George Wythe letter to John Norton, 1771 July 18

Subject

Norton, John, 1719-1777 -- Correspondence
Norton, John Hatley, 1745-1797 -- Health
Wythe, George, 1726-1806 -- Correspondence

Description

George Wythe letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Wythe writes concerning his plans to build a small house and notes that John Hatley Norton, who is staying with him is in good health. Wythe enclosed an invoice of goods with this letter. Wythe had a brick house built on his plantation at Chesterville in Elizabeth City County in 1771.

Source

John Norton and Sons Papers, MS 1936.3

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1771-07-18

Identifier

MS1936.3.478
Folder 43

Text

Page 1

Dear Sir,

I am about building a small house,
and must be obliged to you for the english ma-
terials, which I shall send a bill of exchange
to pay the cost of, so soon as I can get the fa-
vour of you to inform me, by inquiring of prop[er] [per]
sons, as near as may be, what it will amount to.

A bill of the things I shall want is
inclosed, none of which I would have you
[se]nd til I write again.

It is with pleasure I can acquaint you
that your son, who is now at our house
seems to be in good health.

With my best respects to Mrs Norton,
and the rest of your family, I am

Your affectionate friend,
and humble servant,
G. Wythe.
Williamsburg
18th of July,
1771.

Address leaf recto

To
John Norton Esq;
Merchant in
London

Address leaf recto

Virginia 18 July 1771
George Wythe
Redd: 12 September
Goods Entd: pa: Ex'd

Not to be sent till further Order'd
Ansd in pt 31 Decr 1771
P Dunsley
wrote again the March
P Robertson

Original Format

Ink on paper

Files

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Citation

Wythe, George, 1726-1806, “George Wythe letter to John Norton, 1771 July 18,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed May 23, 2018, http://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/478.